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MDH reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 817 more cases

In this Friday, May 1, 2020, photo, medical workers test a local resident at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Waterloo, Iowa. Photo: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall. In this Friday, May 1, 2020, photo, medical workers test a local resident at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Updated: September 29, 2020 11:30 AM
Created: September 29, 2020 09:28 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported five new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 817 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests.

So far, 2,020 people have died of the coronavirus in Minnesota, including 1,449 in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

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To date, 7,633 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Minnesota.

According to MDH, the 817 newly reported positive COVID-19 tests in Minnesota on Tuesday moved the state's total to 98,447 since pandemic record-keeping began.

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A total of 88,380 patients have recovered, or are recovering, and no longer need isolation, according to MDH.

As of Tuesday, over 2 million tests have been completed in Minnesota and about 1.4 million people have been tested.

See the full Minnesota COVID-19 situation update here.

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 33.4 million people worldwide and killed over one million people.

About 23.1 million people worldwide have recovered as of Tuesday.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients report having muscle aches, headache, sore throat, and/or chills and shaking.

Note: According to MDH - "Because all data are preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths."

Additionally, MDH issued the following note about its hospitalization data:

As of 9/24, changes to hospitalization data more clearly show how many people in Minnesota required admission to a hospital and ICU.

  • "Total hospitalizations" and "Cases admitted to a hospital" include both ICU and non-ICU admissions.
  • Admission dates are when the case was first admitted to the hospital. In most cases, the original admission was for COVID.
  • Cases hospitalized before they were diagnosed with COVID also use original admission dates. This is the reason for admission dates before the first case was identified in Minnesota 

 


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